Gulf Coast Science Festival: A celebration of science discovery and the importance of math,  engineering, and science in our community.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors
Ascend Performance Materials
Baskerville-Donovan, INC
Jacobs Engineering
Society of American Military Engineers
Gulf Power
Montessori School of Pensacola
Pensacola Parks and Recreation

About GCSF

Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Gulf Coast Science Festival, to be held on March 27-28, 2020. This Festival features a variety of science- and technology-related activities, inspiring curiosity, experimentation, and creative problem solving for both children and adults.

Expo Day | March 28, 2020 | 10AM – 2PM
Make plans to join us at Seville Square, accompanied by organizations from across our region with engaging activities that make science accessible and fun for people of all ages.

Field Trip Day | March 27, 2020| 9:30AM – noon
Teachers, bring your students in grades 5-8 for a free trip to explore hands on science presented by organizations throughout our community. Reservations required–space is limited. Stay up-to-date by following our Teacher Newsletter.

MESS Hall Goes Gourmet | March 29, 2020
Our annual fundraising gala. A multi-course, gourmet meal prepared by local award-winning chefs during a night of fun and inspiration of curiosity through your support. 

Follow us on Facebook for the easiest way to stay in touch.  Questions? email us at info@pensacolamesshall.org. 

Previous Participants

Wondering what to expect? Check out this list of participating organizations from 2019:

350 Pensacola
96 CES USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal
American Medical Student Association
Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site- UWF Historic Trust
Ascend Performance Materials
Audubon Florida
Baskerville-Donovan, Inc.
Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida
Emerald Coast Fossil Hunters
Emerald Coast Science Center
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association
ExoPlanet Games
First City Art Center
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Department of Health, Escambia
Florida Public Archaeology Network
Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Gulf Power
Insistute for Human and Machine Cognition
Jacobs Engineering
Keep Pensacola Beautiful
Kukua Institute
Montesorri School of Pensacola
NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador
National Flight Academy
National Naval Aviation Museum
Navy Federal Credit Union
Pensacola MESS Hall
Pensacola State College Biology Club
Rollins Distillery
Satori Foundation
Society of American Military Engineers
US Environmental Protection Agency
University of West Florida – Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering featuring the departments of Biology, Computer Science,  Earth and  Environmental Science, and Math
University of West Florida – Psychology Department
West Florida Public Libraries – STEAM Team
Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida

Get Involved

Does your organization want to participate?  Get a head start by contacting us to learn more about how to get involved and share science with us!

Sponsors of the Gulf Coast Science Festival make the entire event possible! Please contact us for more information about being a sponsor.

This event is hosted by the Pensacola MESS Hall and successful through the involvement of other organizations in the community.  If you are interested in serving on our event committee, please contact Megan Pratt.


Do you have questions or ideas for the Gulf Coast Science Festival?  Email us!

For sponsorship or committee questions, please contact Megan Pratt.